There are a lot of vocabulary words that go along with teaching the Civil War--some may be familiar to your students, but others will be new. My Civil War Word Sort is the perfect way to get students thinking critically about these terms in a creative way! This word sort can be used at the beginning of your unit to gather formative data and guide the rest of your Civil War instruction, OR you can use it at the end of your unit to assess what students have learned. It's flexible to meet your classroom needs and will require your students to really think and make connections between the words!
Included are 36 important vocabulary terms and a student reflection sheet to help students process their thinking in writing. I have also included a teacher instructions sheet to make the implementation of this activity easy for you.